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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FECK, n.2 Also feak. Familiarity, close association; esteem, affection (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 45).Mry. 1820 J. Cock Hamespun Lays 137:
Ye sudna ha'e sae muckle feak Wi' sups o' drink.

[An aphetic form of obs. Eng. affect, n., affection, v., to frequent, or phs. of Traffeck, q.v. The 1820 quot. might alternatively be treated under Fyke, n.2]

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